Kris Morico, Global Leader Environmental Programs; General Electric Co.
Kris has been with GE for 10 years and is currently the leader of environmental programs. In this role, Kris is responsible for the development and implementation of associated programs globally and works closely with GE's regional and business EHS teams to proactively attain and sustain compliance and for achieving company goals.
Kris began her career working in the municipal water sector as a process engineer for the Regional Water Authority in New Haven, CT and over the past 30 years, 12 in an executive capacity, she has assumed leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Kris has assumed a variety of positions across several Fortune 500 companies including Clairol, Inc., Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. environmental consultants, Environmental Compliance Officer for ABB/Combustion Engineering, Director of Global Environmental Programs and EHS Governance at Pratt and Whitney (Division of UTC), and most recently (prior to her present role with GE), she was the Director of Environmental Programs at Tyco International located in Princeton, NJ.
Kris possesses a BS in Biology from Fairfield University, MS Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut, MEM Environmental Management from Yale University, and an EMBA from the University of Connecticut. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in 6 states, Board Certified Environmental Engineer in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Sustainability Professional . She also possesses a Class IV Water Treatment Plant Operators License issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and is an Environmental Laboratory Director through the same agency. In addition to representing GE as a reagent member in the National Association of Environmental Managers (NAEM), she is an active member in several professional EHS organizations and was elected to the status of Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves on the advisory board for the University of Connecticut School of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as a board trustee of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Kris is a visiting lecturer at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering in 2011.
Kris lives in the Morristown, NJ area with her spouse, Shaun Zitting, where they both are involved in many non-profit organizations both in NJ and CT.